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  • Brother-sister duo April Fools debuts a new hip-hop play, 'Lack on Lack'

    Brother-sister duo April Fools debuts a new hip-hop play, 'Lack on Lack'
    In 2008, Victory Gardens Theater created its Ignition Festival of New Plays, a staged reading series of new works to highlight the theater's mission of bringing diversity to its stage through presentation—and possible development of—new...
  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
  • PigPen will be a part of the 2013-14 Writer's Room

    PigPen Theatre Co. and playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury will be participants in the 2013-14 Writer's Room, a new play development program with a focus on productions, Manhattan Theater Club and Ars Nova announced on Tuesday in New York. The seven-member...
  • Video: A scene from Victory Gardens' 'Appropriate'

    Video: A scene from Victory Gardens' 'Appropriate'
    This Theater Loop Showcase video is “Appropriate,” playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' new drama currently onstage at Victory Gardens Theater. After the family patriarch dies, three siblings, their wives, children and special friends descend...
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
  • Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'

    Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase is "Great Expectations" from Strawdog Theatre Company. Charles Dickens' classic story of orphan boy Pip and his emergence into London gentility is furiously ennacted by six actors over two hours in Gale Childs Daly's...
  • Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013

    Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013
    The year in Chicago theater produced some gorgeous new plays, a stunning revival of one of the most important dramatic works ever penned by a Chicagoan and any number of intimate encounters with matters of import, not the least being the problem of gun...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
  • Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....
  • From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012

     From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012
    As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
  • Play about India call center never makes a connection

    Play about India call center never makes a connection
    "Disconnect," the aptly named new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar at the Victory Gardens Theater, is set in a collection agency in Chennai, India, where smart, ambitious and energetic young Indian workers assume pseudonyms like Jennifer and Michelle and try...